The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Pro Bowl and All-Pro WR Pharoh Cooper, the team announced on Thursday.
Cooper, 26, spent the 2020 season with the Carolina Panthers. Entering his sixth season, Cooper made his mark on special teams. He has 82 punt returns for 729 yards and 104 kickoff returns for 2,523 yards and one TD. Cooper was a Pro-Bowler with the Rams in 2017.
The Los Angeles Rams originally drafted Cooper in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.
In another move, Jacksonville placed WR Terry Godwin on the injured reserve list.
The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Carolina Panthers are expected to release Newton today.
Last week, the Panthers permitted Newton to explore trade options. The 30-year-old Newton played in only two games last season due to a foot injury.
The quarterback room is going to look very different in Carolina next season. The Panthers signed QB Teddy Bridgewater last week and are expected to sign XFL star QB P.J. Walker, who was coached by Panthers head coach Matt Rhule in college. Also, the team is expected to trade QB Kyle Allen to the Redskins.
It should be interesting to see where Newton will land in 2020. The 10-year veteran is still young and still can be a very good quarterback in the NFL, and with the way things went in Carolina, he is going to be very hungry to prove the doubters wrong.